Fwd: query on running sensors

Mark D. Studebaker mds at paradyne.com
Sat Feb 16 16:47:16 CET 2002

You don't really have a 5595, you have a different SiS chip that
is not supported. Sorry.
See our 'new drivers' page for more information.
You also may wish to upgrade to our 2.6.2 release, 2.5.5 is very old.

> Subject: query on running sensors
> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 12:42:37 -0600 (CST)
> From: cchevur at siue.edu
> To: mdsxyz123 at yahoo.com, bobd at stanford.edu, j.teh at iname.com,
>      darkside at chello.nl
>   Hi
>       I am trying to run lm_sensors on RedHat Linux 7.1 machine.
>   I did \"rpm -ihv lm_sensors-2.5.5-3.i386.rpm\" and installed the package
>   After running \"sensors-detect\" I got the following 2 lines to be
>   inserted in a startup script:
>   modprobe i2c-isa
>   modprobe sis5595
>   I inserted the above 2 lines in /etc/rc.local file
>   and also I inserted
>   \\\"alias char-major-89 i2c-dev\\\" in /etc/modules.conf file.
>   Then I rebooted, but sis5595 module is not getting loaded.
>   dmesg output shows the following error:
>   sis5595.o version 2.5.5 (20010115)
>   sis5595.o: Sensor base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS?
>   sis5595.o: SIS5595 not detected, module not inserted.
>   From the FAQ section of lm_sensors website I came to know that I
>   have to type the following line at the command prompt to initialize
>   the base address:
>   modprobe sis5595 force_addr=0xADDRESS
>   How could I know the address that I have to give in the above line
>   or what is the address that I have to give??
>   Am I proceeding in the right direction or is there anything else
>   that I have to do?? Please help!!!
>   Thankyou,
>   Chaitanya Chevuri

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